Sunday 7th April 2013 – 8.30pm – Suzie Fothergill.
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following an incident in Staffordshire this morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a road traffic collision at the junction of the A500 and Shelton New Road in Stoke on Trent shortly after 11.10am this morning.
An ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford, carrying a critical care paramedic and a trauma doctor, were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Services spokeswoman said: “On arrival at the scene crews found a motorcyclist that had been in collision with a lamp-post.
“The motorcyclist, a man in his 40’s, was treated for significant leg and arm injuries. The man was given pain relief at the scene and fully immobilised before being conveyed, via land ambulance, to University Hospital of North Staffordshire for further assessment and treatment.
“The doctor from the aircraft travelled on board the land ambulance continuing to provide emergency medical treatment whilst on en-route to hospital.”